Photographer Joshua Dudley Greer’s new book, 26Â° 81Â°, is out now. 26Â° 81Â° includes 40 full-color images of Immokalee, Florida, that "guide us through Immokaleeâ€™s quintessential American story of hardship, perseverance, optimism, and success."
Photograph by Joshua Dudley Greer, W. Delaware Avenue, Immokalee, Florida, 2010
Photograph by Joshua Dudley Greer, Cross, Immokalee, Florida, 2010
From a statement on the 26Â° 81Â° website:
"Immokalee (in 2010, at least) is more than 70% Hispanic. Immokalee sees half its population disappear each summer as migrant farmworking picks up in northern states. Immokalee is a town where the Haitian dialect of French and a south Mexican brand of Spanish are as likely to be heard as the patters of American English. "Immokalee," a rough translation of a Native American term meaning "my home," was adopted as the townâ€™s name in the late 1800s. Today, the Immokalee Seminole Reservation and casino occupy a few blocks of the southern end of town. Immokalee is home to one high school, one middle school, five elementary schools, and a K-6 charter school. Teenagers often affectionately call Immokalee "I-town."
You can buy the book from Amazon. Half the proceeds go to the Immokalee Foundation. Individual prints are also available for purchase. Please contact Greer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, â€” all in one." â€” John Ruskin